Not talking about Christmas but rather steelhead. The 2013 fall and early winter steelhead run has been impressive to say the least. Not just impressive in numbers either, the size of the fish this year is absurd. Perspective needs to be considered because when we hit a 6-8lb fish right now we say “it’s just a small one…”.
This year is good and bad; good because these giant steelhead are awesome, bad because we’re going to start getting used to them. It’s hard to believe we’re in December with water temps in the mid 30′s and fish are still October hot. It wasn’t until recently that we’ve seen them start to slow down a bit. The air temps have been up and down the last few weeks but it doesn’t seem to have affected the bite. With a major cold snap coming in later this week it will most likely slow these over sized freight trains down a little, which isn’t a necessarily a bad thing.
‘Tis the season!